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Genevieve Wolkiewicz
July 18, 2001
SALEM- Genevieve (Pszenny) Wolkiewicz, 96, wife of the late Sygmunt S. Wolkiewicz, of Beverly, formerly of Salem, died Wednesday afternoon, July 18, 2001, in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late William and Aniela (Bartnicki) Pszenny.  She was a resident of the city until moving to Beverly 12 years ago.
Mrs Wolkiewicz was a lifelong member of the St John The Baptist Church, Salem, and was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA, Post 55, the Women’s Polish American Citizens Club and the House of Seven Gables Settlement Association, all of Salem.
She is survived by one son, Edward “Buddy Walker” Wolkiewicz of Salem, four granddaughters and spouses, Ellen and Glenn DuBois of Lunenburg, Jean and Dick Kenny of Salem, Mary Toppan of Gloucester, Wendy and Dana Cahill of Beverly, three grandsons and spouses, Edward and Ida Wolkiewicz of Pleasanton, CA, James Wolkiewicz of Beverly, Jesse and Robin Wolkiewicz of Beverly, eight great grandchildren, Jessica Wolkiewicz, Ginelle Wolkiewicz of Pleasanton, CA, David DuBois, Elsie DuBois of Lunenburg, Erin Toppan of Gloucester, James Wolkiewicz, David Wolkiewicz, Jake Cahill of Beverly, two sisters, Jane Sarnowski,  Catherine and her husband Phil Pickett, all of Salem, one brother, Henry Pszenny of Salem, and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Mildred Grabowski, Alice Connolly, Alphonse, Raymond, James, Charles, Leo and John Pszenny.
Her funeral service was held on Monday, July 23, 2001, at 9 am from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 am at the St John The Baptist Church, Salem.   Visiting hours were Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6 pm.  Burial was in St Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.  For those who desire, donations may be made in her memory to the St John The Baptist Church, 28 St Peter St., Salem MA 01970.

Alice S. Paskowski August 15, 2001
SALEM- Alice S. (Staniszewski) Paskowski, 78, wife of Myron Paskowski, of Salem, formerly of Peabody, died Wednesday evening, August 14, 2001, in the Salem Hospital following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Maryanna (Kobierska) Staniszewski.  She attended Peabody schools and was a graduate of Peabody High School.
A resident of Salem since 1950, Mrs Paskowski was a parishioner of the former St Joseph’s Church in Peabody and the St James Church.
She was employed in the office of General Accident in Boston and then in Peabody for many years until her retirement in 1986.
Besides her husband, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and William Richard of Salisbury, Joyce and Ronald LaPointe of Rowley, one son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Paskowski of Danvers, seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Kimberly Richard of Salisbury, Kristina and Jeffrey LaPointe of Rowley, Eric, Daniel and Mark Paskowski of Danvers, three sisters, Lee Hilenski of Peabody, Florence Piccola of Lynn, Frances Moss of Methuen, two brothers, Henry Stanford of Danvers, Stanley Stanford of Huntington Beach, California ans several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by one sister, Alexandria Zwiercan.
Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2001,  at 8 AM from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 AM at St James Church, Salem.  Relatives and friends respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are Monday, 3 to 6 pm.  Burial in will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box, 4777, New York, NY 10163.

Emilia M. Stupakiewicz August 15, 2001
SALEM- Emilia M. (Gesek) Stupakiewicz, 87, wife of the late Joseph C. Stupakiewicz, of Salem, died Wednesday evening, August 15, 2001 in the Salem Hospital following a short illness.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late and Franciszek and Antonina (Lech) Gesek and was a lifelong resident of the city.
An active member of the St John the Baptist Polish Parish in Salem, she worked on committees to organize school trips and various church functions and was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality where she served as secretary for 49 years, and took care of sending cards and calling all sick members,.  She was a member of the Ward One Social Club and a bingo member for 15 years. 
 Many years ago, she was employed at Hygrade in Salem.  She then volunteered at Salem Hospital and later worked at Salem Hospital and Salem State College in their dietary departments.  She worked as a matron for the Salem school department for 10 years before her retirement in 1976.
Keeping active throughout all of her life, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and tatting, and took night classes in knitting, crewel work and typing. She remodeled fur coats, made winter dresses and suits for her children and made crochet banks for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved to keep in touch with friends and family by telephone and by mail.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Linda Stupakiewicz of Dayton, Ohio, three daughters and their spouses, Rita and Fred Vigil of Sonora, CA, Dorothy Stupakiewicz of Salem, Evelyn and Michael Barr of Livermore, CA, seven grandchildren, Mark Goddu of Livermore, CA, Kathryn Chin of Midvale, Utah, Paul Goddu of Morgan Hills, CA, Teresa Hobson of Stockton, CA, Matthew Stupakiewicz of Florissant, MO, Daniel Stupakiewicz of Columbus, Ohio, Joy Stupakiewicz of Salem, eight great grandchildren, Maggie, Jacob and Michael Stupakiewicz of Florissant, MO, Joey, Chrissy, DeeDee, and Lacie Goddu of Livermore, CA and Brian Hobson of Stockton, CA, one sister, Sr. Mary Beatrice Gesek, C.S.S.F. of Enfield, Conn., one brother, Tadeusz and his wife Mary Gesek of Poughkeepsie, NY, one sister-in-law, Anna Gesek of Lynn and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased one daughter, Valerie Vigil, two brothers, Albin “Gus” Gesek, Henryk Gesek and one sister, Monica Ozereko.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 9:00 am from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 am at St John The Baptist Church, Salem.  Relatives and friends respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 pm.  Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the St John The Baptist Church, 28 St. Peter St., Salem, MA 01970.
 
Maureen M. Wark
10/14/2001
SALEM- Maureen M. (Murphy) Wark, 69, wife of Donald T. Wark, of Salem, formerly of Marblehead, died Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2001 at her home following a long illness. 
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late John F. And Margaret (Kelly) Murphy. 
She was a graduate of Lowell High School and received a bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1953. 
She taught for many years in the Springfield public schools and at the Sacred Heart School in Springfield, as well as in Dayton Ohio. Prior to her retirement in 1995, she was employed for 16 years by the Massachusetts Department of Education as an Education Specialist. In 1989, she was the department’s recipient of the coveted Cavalho Award for Outstanding Achievement, based on her work in establishing and monitoring educational equality programs. 
Mrs Wark was a three term member of the Springfield School Committee and was a long time member of the League of Women Voters. She was a resident of Marblehead for 20 years before moving to Salem three years ago. 
Besides her husband, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage, she is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Wark and her husband Doug Keskula of Evans, Georgia, four sons, Andrew Wark of Salem, Major Lawrence Wark, US Army, stationed at Ft Campbell, KY, and his wife Corinne Wark, Stephen and Lisa Wark of Shrewsbury, Thomas Wark of Moscow, Russia, and five grandchildren, Aileen Wark and Alex Wark of Nashville, TN, Thomas L. Wark of Stamford, England, Matthew Keskula and Meredith Keskula of Evans, GA. 
Visiting hours will be Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 from 4 to 8 pm at the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at 9 am at the Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Salem Mission, 7 Crombie St., Salem, MA 01970 or to the North End Community Center, 471 Plainville St., Springfield, MA 01107.


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